Firefox pilots Side View feature to end tab-switching hell

Mozilla has launched a couple of new experimental features for the Firefox web browser, one of which could make multi-tasking a little easier.

The new Side View feature, which can be installed as part of the Test Pilot program, makes it easy to split the window with another open tab.

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Instead of switching tabs, users can hit the Side View button in the toolbar and add a recent or currently open tab.

You can see the feature in action in the video below (via TechCrunch):

The other experiment is somewhat less useful, but might make your browsing experience a little more aesthetically pleasing.

Firefox Color enables users to create their own theme by picking colours and textures across the browser window.

You’ll be able to pick colours for tab highlight, background colour, toolbar icons, search bar colour, theme texture and more.

Here’s Mozilla’s pitch for the Color feature:

Both of the extensions can be installed today, but it’s unclear whether the company will choose to include them in future consumer releases.

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